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Jacob Pedersen would be a final-round steal for Washington.
The chances of Fred Davis returning to the team are slim, so the Redskins should add another playmaker at tight end. That player should be Wisconsin's Jacob Pedersen.
The Badgers pass-catcher is in the mold of athletic, "move" tight end Jordan Reed. Pedersen would provide excellent cover for Reed, who had his share of injury issues during an otherwise brilliant rookie season.
Matt Miller has Pedersen lasting until the ninth pick of Round 7. That puts him firmly in the Redskins' grasp and the team shouldn't miss its chance to expand its array of targets for quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Roving, "joker" tight ends like Reed and Pedersen are more than just a trend in today's NFL. They are the main matchup nightmare for modern defenses. It only makes sense to have more than one at your disposal.
While running the Cincinnati offense, Gruden was fond of using multiple-tight end sets. He relied on Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert to make plays for the Bengals.
Along with new offensive coordinator Sean McVay's background as a tight ends coach, it seems natural the Redskins will feature the position more in 2014.
But Gruden and McVay will need more than just Reed to help them do that. Snaring Pedersen would be the next logical step.
All of these picks represent the best value and answer pressing needs for the Redskins. Do they match with your own choices for the team?